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Cook unimpressed with Tottenham fans celebrating Wilshere woe

Tottenham Hotspur 4 Bournemouth 0

By Tim Allnutt

Bournemouth's Steve Cook has criticised Tottenham fans for cheering when on-loan Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere fell down injured on Saturday.

The Cherries were thrashed 4-0 at White Hart Lane - where Mousa Dembele, Son Heung-min, Harry Kane and Vincent Janssen were on target - and their torrid afternoon was made even worse when Wilshere hobbled off with what looked like an ankle injury.

Tottenham supporters delighted in Wilshere's misfortune, celebrating as the midfielder slumped to the ground and then again as he limped down the tunnel in the 55th minute.

Animosity between Wilshere and Spurs fans grew after he sang anti-Tottenham songs from an open-top bus following Arsenal's FA Cup victory in 2014.

Cook, however, believes the reaction was too much.

"Obviously there's no love lost between Arsenal and Tottenham fans and especially Jack and the Tottenham fans," Cook said.

"But it's not nice. He's a professional and I know a lot has been said in the past and a lot has happened but no one likes to see a reaction like that to a player getting injured.

"That's the game I suppose but for me it was disappointing."

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